Thursday, January 14, 2010

Verdun Model School

Here is a collection of old photos of the Verdun Model School including a photo I took last Saturday of the McDonald's that now stands at the foot of Gordon on LaSalle Boulevard. The VMS was one of the oldest schools in Verdun, it is listed in the Lovell's directory as far back as 1895. One of our members (SHGV) Helen Ward told us that she went to that school after attending Woodland elementary school.

Another of the Verdun institutions that suffered the same fate was the Pavillion which is where Verdun was founded in 1876 and was situated at the corner of Church and LaSalle and was demolished in 1954 to be replaced by a car wash as I previously reported.

And this is supposed to be progress.


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